With the quality of commercially grown produce declining rapidly, obtaining nutritious fruits and vegetables is not an easy task. Few of us eat enough fruits and vegetables; it’s a fact that grows more true with each generation. So how do we answer these issues, knowing the bounty of nutrients we’re missing? One solution is chlorella, a green single-cell alga that packs a huge nutritious punch.
Chlorella is an astounding package of complete nutrition, considering it is such a simple life form, which is probably why it is often called nature’s multivitamin. The synergistic nature of chlorella’s nutrients is undeniable. All of its natural properties function together in a way that typical supplements can’t touch. Chlorella is famous for providing a vast array of benefits while fighting many diseases and conditions.
Chlorella is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E. Chlorella provides these nutrients in a whole food bundle which is far superior to any manufactured formula. Be aware, however, that many experts are now saying the vitamin B12 in chlorella is not highly bioavailable, so other sources should stay in the diet.
Like most dark green veggies, chlorella is packed with highly beneficial magnesium, which improves blood sugar levels, heart health, mental health and relaxation to name a few. Chlorella also has other important minerals like potassium, iron, and calcium.
Chlorella is a rich source of protein with a balance of important amino acids, including all the essential ones which the body can’t manufacture. These amines are responsible for rebuilding the body’s lean tissues and neurotransmitters and give greatly to many functions in the body.
This green pigment not only gives chlorella its color, but it also provides many health benefits. Chlorophyll can improve immunity, alkalinity, and inflammation – it can even fight bad breath.
These days, toxins come at us from every possible angle: food, air, water, beauty products, cleaning supplies and even clothing. It’s important to give the body what it needs to detox from all the harmful substances it encounters each day. Chlorella has an amazing ability to bind to toxins like chemicals and heavy metals and move them swiftly out of the body. These benefits are powerful and can have an impact on your health.
Chlorella promotes the production of healthy flora, bacteria, and probiotics throughout the digestive system. This is essential for good digestion and overall health and makes chlorella effective for fighting candida and yeast overgrowth. Its anti-inflammatory benefits can also work to heal the digestive system.
A nourished, healthy body is full of energy and vitality. Many people report increased energy and better mood after using chlorella. Nothing can compare to the way it feels to be powered by a true superfood.
Chlorella is known for its remarkable cancer-fighting benefits, possibly because it is rich in natural carotenoids, which can prevent oxidation (a leading cause of cancer and heart disease). Paired with its detoxifying nature and ability to nourish the immune system, chlorella is a natural anti-carcinogenic agent.
In preliminary studies, chlorella can improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels over time. This can prevent and improve conditions like diabetes and insulin resistance (metabolic syndrome). It is also thought that chlorella may guard against side effects of diabetes such as vision loss.
Many have reported chlorella reduces pain associated with fibromyalgia. In one study, participants with fibromyalgia who consumed 10 grams of chlorella daily noticed a definite improvement in general symptoms and quality of life.
Studies have demonstrated that chlorella can improve triglyceride and LDL cholesterol levels, and may also benefit those with high blood pressure. These factors, combined with chlorella’s strong antioxidant properties, may give effective protection against heart disease.
Chlorella’s unique properties may also have the ability to lower overall body fat. One 2008 Japanese study showed chlorella can cut body fat percentages. This may be due to its ability to aid fat metabolism and improve insulin sensitivity. Plus, when we replace junk food with powerful superfoods like chlorella, the body tends to crave less junk food because it feels more nourished.